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by Stacy S.
Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Bitcoin : Where can it fail ?
Replies: 326
Views: 177985

Re: Bitcoin : Where can it fail ?

I like the idea of bitcoins. It is an excellent alternative to cash for some internet transactions. I created an account but have zero. I'm not sure how I'm going to get any but just having an account is enough for right now. This question intrigued me though. Does anyone have an answer? Coins are s...
by Stacy S.
Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Suddenly Dead Wireless Mouse
Replies: 6
Views: 1634

Re: Suddenly Dead Wireless Mouse

Raenil wrote:Has anyone else here ever heard o' something like this and might know what's going on?

Sounds broken. Stuff breaks.
by Stacy S.
Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Microsoft wants everyone to stop using IE6
Replies: 49
Views: 4473

Re: Microsoft wants everyone to stop using IE6

Anyways, I think this is a step in the right direction for microsoft, but I think they should ask people to stop using everything before IE 9. Nothing else supports HTML 5. Except IE9 doesn't run on XP, and there are an awful lot of people and businesses who didn't want to downgrade from XP to Vist...
by Stacy S.
Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Making a computer child friendy
Replies: 36
Views: 5569

Re: Making a computer child friendy

So theres no way to atleast monitor the internet in a fool proof manner? a good way would be to restrict access to .edu and .gov domains, but it is certainly not foolproof. Two things are probably for sure: 1) A 13y/o boy is going to find porn, no matter what you do. 2) Catching him in the 'act' wi...
by Stacy S.
Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Heat loss in a spaceship
Replies: 36
Views: 8759

Re: Heat loss in a spaceship

the folks in Apollo 13 almost froze to death.

I don't think the radiative heat loss would be insignificant.
by Stacy S.
Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Take a penny leave a penny.
Replies: 2227
Views: 341046

Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

i take both. didn't even need them. free money is free money.

now there are zero pennies
by Stacy S.
Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Prosecution sues the Defence (copyright Lawyers)
Replies: 26
Views: 4401

Re: Prosecution sues the Defence (copyright Lawyers)

This just in: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/105786-Copyright-Lawyers-Sued-by-Copyright-Infringers The U.S. Copyright Group and the law firm of Dunlap, Grubb and Weaver, who recently demanded sanctions against a lawyer who offered cheap assistance to people accused of copyright infringem...
by Stacy S.
Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bell's theorem refuted!?
Replies: 90
Views: 13685

Re: Bell's theorem refuted

I look forward to seeing the paper. I hope the math isn't too difficult. I'm still getting use to the fact that 1/2 = 5/9 for very non-local values of 5/9.
by Stacy S.
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: This.
Replies: 31
Views: 3894

Re: This.

Zarq wrote:That that person completely agrees with what (s)he has quoted.


This.
by Stacy S.
Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: AC circuit confusion.
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

Re: AC circuit confusion.

that's a neon indicator lamp. there should be no continuity across the contacts when measuring with an ohm meter. it 'fires' at 90 volts and is typically used to indicate that the circuit is on. It may have other, more subtle uses as well.

i can't believe I still remember that!
by Stacy S.
Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: AC circuit confusion.
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

Re: AC circuit confusion.

does the bulb look something like this?

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by Stacy S.
Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Prosecution sues the Defence (copyright Lawyers)
Replies: 26
Views: 4401

Re: Prosecution sues the Defence (copyright Lawyers)

How many people do the USCG take to court for copyright infringement per year? The guys onto a major cash cow if he pulls through this case. In this specific case, Voltage pictures is suing 5,000 Doe Defendants. Basically, they have 5,000 IP addresses that were used in downloading the movies they h...
by Stacy S.
Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Prosecution sues the Defence (copyright Lawyers)
Replies: 26
Views: 4401

Re: Prosecution sues the Defence (copyright Lawyers)

I could have sworn that people had the right to an effective defense... I guess the copyright group doesn't agree? The basis of their complaints is that it is not an effective defense. lol After a bit of hunting, I found the email referred to in the article. I can't c&p it because of the format...
by Stacy S.
Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Prosecution sues the Defence (copyright Lawyers)
Replies: 26
Views: 4401

Re: Prosecution sues the Defence (copyright Lawyers)

What are they even suing for ? They don't seem to be saying anything more substantive than "Stop doing that, it's costing us money, kthx?" It doesn't appear they are trying to sue him. It looks like they are threatening to file grievances with the bar association. Trying to get him in tro...
by Stacy S.
Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Convincing parents to get a DECENT computer
Replies: 23
Views: 3173

Re: Convincing parents to get a DECENT computer

TL;DR: have sucky computer, have two broken laptops, no money, 13, wat do. What's in it for them? How do they benefit from buying you a fancy new computer? How does it advance their goals. Think hard on that one. Write down each benefit no matter how trivial and expand upon it. They're parents, so ...
by Stacy S.
Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman jailed for becoming pregnant, then dies.
Replies: 44
Views: 6032

Re: Woman jailed for becoming pregnant, then dies.

Clearly, but the sentence also excludes other forms of injustice from the case. From the next sentence, the argument seems to be that the law is the law, and so long as it's followed there can be no injustice. And that's bullshit. Also, the fact that she does clearly state that: Because on its own,...
by Stacy S.
Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman jailed for becoming pregnant, then dies.
Replies: 44
Views: 6032

Re: Woman jailed for becoming pregnant, then dies.

It's hard to piece this together using the link in the OP. Making a judgment call would be like a jury retiring to render a verdict before the defense has spoken. I'm a little skeptical. I think the crime or injustice in this case, if there really is one, is solely that of improper or inadequate med...
by Stacy S.
Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: North Korea Fires Upon Inhabited South Korean Island
Replies: 273
Views: 21423

Re: North Korea Fires Upon Inhabited South Korean Island

tl;dr War won't happen, too expensive. NK knows SK won't retaliate and just wants a Glorious Victory to strengthen the position of Kim Kim Jong-un. Good post, good summary. The only problem I see with your analysis is that NK is on such a hair trigger (or so it is believed). Little things like this...
by Stacy S.
Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Secure on-line voting
Replies: 33
Views: 3704

Re: Secure on-line voting

Squid, how do you prevent people from selling their votes? That's the big danger in e-voting: that people will vote according to the wishes of the person who looks over their shoulder and gives them cash. You're asking that like it is a bad thing. If someone wants to sell their vote, why not let th...
by Stacy S.
Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:54 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Put a computer in a TI Calculator's body
Replies: 18
Views: 5297

Re: Put a computer in a TI Calculator's body

The TI already has a calculator in it, but forgetting that, why would you want to?

Just for fun? I recommend duct tape and and fingernail polish remover.
by Stacy S.
Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Largest Arms Deal In U.S. History
Replies: 37
Views: 4429

Re: Largest Arms Deal In U.S. History

"It is an attempt to bolster the Saudis at a time when the Iranians are trying to be a hegemonic power for the entire region," he said. Got to maintain parity between the Sunni and the Shi'ite. Now that Iraq could go either way, the Saudi's are your best bet. Arm sale. Good. Missile shiel...
by Stacy S.
Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Largest Arms Deal In U.S. History
Replies: 37
Views: 4429

Largest Arms Deal In U.S. History

Critics Slam Obama Administration for 'Hiding' Massive Saudi Arms Deal The Obama administration has quietly forged ahead with its proposal to sell $60 billion worth of fighter jets and attack helicopters to Saudi Arabia unhampered by Congress, despite questions raised in legislative inquiries and i...
by Stacy S.
Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Westboro Baptist Church runs into difficulties in Oklahoma
Replies: 183
Views: 15940

Re: Westboro Baptist Church runs into difficulties in Oklaho

Anyone know how ... 'centralized', for lack of a better term, the Baptists are? I've heard the term "Baptist Convention", but it's attached to a lot of localities, I'm curious if these smaller sub-groups are independent entities or part of a larger organization. I think -if the discrimina...
by Stacy S.
Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: George Bush plagerizes own life
Replies: 9
Views: 2106

Re: George Bush plagerizes own life

This is a perfect example of BDS. Krauthammer defined Bush Derangement Syndrome as "the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency — nay — the very existence of George W. Bush".[1][2] While Krauthammer's column was somewhat tongue-in-chee...
by Stacy S.
Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Westboro Baptist Church runs into difficulties in Oklahoma
Replies: 183
Views: 15940

Re: Westboro Baptist Church runs into difficulties in Oklaho

Seems that in America you have the right to refuse service to some but not others. http://www.legalzoom.com/us-law/equal-rights/right-refuse-service This is exactly the sort of thing that the WBC makes into money via lawsuits and allows them to continue their offensive idiocy. They should have been...
by Stacy S.
Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Westboro Baptist Church runs into difficulties in Oklahoma
Replies: 183
Views: 15940

Re: Westboro Baptist Church runs into difficulties in Oklaho

I believe this falls under "religious views" and would be applicable here. What SummerGlauFan said probably not. though they try. they'd have to convince a jury that the businesses discriminated against them based on their religion. Baptist, as self-proclaimed. That would be hard to do. E...
by Stacy S.
Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Westboro Baptist Church runs into difficulties in Oklahoma
Replies: 183
Views: 15940

Re: Westboro Baptist Church runs into difficulties in Oklaho

By the same reasoning, you could refuse service to anyone who happens to support another political party than you. Yes. So? Or for being black, gay, crustacean etc. It's the same type of thing minority groups have been fighting against for a long time, the roles are just reversed. If a business own...
by Stacy S.
Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Westboro Baptist Church runs into difficulties in Oklahoma
Replies: 183
Views: 15940

Re: Westboro Baptist Church runs into difficulties in Oklaho

By the same reasoning, you could refuse service to anyone who happens to support another political party than you. Ditto what SlyReaper asked. Typically, businesses can refuse service to anyone for any reason so long is it does not conflict with certain constitutional protected classes (federal and...
by Stacy S.
Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Nuclear Fusion
Replies: 140
Views: 18615

Re: Nuclear Fusion

Coal might not run out for a long, long time. Anyone who hopes that depleted fossil fuels will solve global warming is in for a surprise. A few years ago, there were enough proven reserves for 150 years of current production, and lots of probable reserves more no one bothered to double check, becau...
by Stacy S.
Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Nuclear Fusion
Replies: 140
Views: 18615

Re: Nuclear Fusion

Seriously though, what do Greenpeace even want ? If they don't like fusion power, what form of energy production will they accept, bearing in mind that wind and solar power don't generate anywhere near enough energy to be viable? While I do generally agree with you, I do not agree that wind or in p...
by Stacy S.
Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Photoshop Name Trademark Degredation
Replies: 16
Views: 2807

Re: Photoshop Name Trademark Degredation

I once saw a comic/image about Adobe Photoshop losing its trademark status because the term "photoshopped" is entering common language. I thought it was an XKCD, but I can't find it. I figure if there's anywhere that can help, it would be geek central. Help. they didn't lose it yet... but...
by Stacy S.
Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Photoshop Name Trademark Degredation
Replies: 16
Views: 2807

Re: Photoshop Name Trademark Degredation

I once saw a comic/image about Adobe Photoshop losing its trademark status because the term "photoshopped" is entering common language. I thought it was an XKCD, but I can't find it. I figure if there's anywhere that can help, it would be geek central. Help. they didn't lose it yet... but...
by Stacy S.
Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I just got a traffic ticket. What should I do?
Replies: 5
Views: 1375

Re: I just got a traffic ticket. What should I do?

Those were the only two violations I had. What he told me was that if I got the two violations fixed, I wouldn't have to pay the fine. My question though is: What else should I be doing? I never gotten a ticket before, and I just wanna make sure this goes through as smoothly as possible. Thanks! Ge...
by Stacy S.
Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:53 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How to go faster than the speed of light.
Replies: 40
Views: 4516

Re: How to go faster than the speed of light.

The thing is that the black-hole slows the time for the light to escape, eventually to a point where the light starts travelling towards the black-hole. If you had a friend bill, who you threw off your space-shop, and you sat there watching him go in, you would never see him actually reach the even...
by Stacy S.
Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 221719

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

I use firefox at home, almost exclusively. I use chrome at work most of the time, even though FF is available. It just happened that way. I don't really have a preference of one over the other. Chrome doesn't have a native 'send to' function and I haven't bothered to create one for it. That's an irr...
by Stacy S.
Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Nuclear Fusion
Replies: 140
Views: 18615

Re: Nuclear Fusion

Can nuclear fusion be used effectively to produce energy? At least more so than fission? What are the conditions and benefits of this? By "produce energy", I'm guessing you mean electricity as the end result. Everything about fusion is hard (compared to what?). We have more than a few tec...
by Stacy S.
Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lesbians barred from school formal (again)
Replies: 24
Views: 2714

Re: Lesbians barred from school formal (again)

Let me translate that: tolerate (note the word is tolerate, not accept) gay people and appreciate the fact that they believe they can't choose not to live a sinful lifestyle. I'm not so cynical as to translate it that way. The school appears far more progressive than most private schools. IOW, this...
by Stacy S.
Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lesbians barred from school formal (again)
Replies: 24
Views: 2714

Re: Lesbians barred from school formal (again)

To be fair, if the purpose of the event was truly to create a co-educational experience, and the girls where not supposed to invite partners, but male guests, then they would have a point. However it's blatantly obvious that they made up that explanation on the spot. Except that I would be willing ...
by Stacy S.
Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lesbians barred from school formal (again)
Replies: 24
Views: 2714

Re: Lesbians barred from school formal (again)

''If we opened it up and said girls could bring another female they would all bring females; the policy is trying to create an event where boys are invited.


What exactly is it she is saying about her student body? That they're all lesbians?
by Stacy S.
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Is there some kind of bot that can help me input names?
Replies: 9
Views: 1588

Re: Is there some kind of bot that can help me input names?

Ariati wrote:Ok I am an intern for a political person, ...


I'm not sure if it has occurred to you yet, but I think you are their bot.

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